Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? Luke 24:25-26
Many a self-willed sojourner has sought to forge his own way into the Divine Heritage of eternal bliss by-passing Calvary and going straight to The Majestic Throne Room of The Sovereign Lord! However, in the beginning and even before the foundation of this world, The Creator and Sustainer of all life meticulously established His Plan to orchestrate His Eternal Purpose, to reconcile humanity, and absolutely nothing shall be able to prevent His Will!
The Son of God died so that the sons of men could live!
While the rulers of this world has setup its own pre-requisites to evaluate the intrinsic value of a human life, nevertheless, at The Cross of Calvary, all men stand on equal footing and at the exact same level! TRUTHBTOLD, Calvary is the Equalizer!
It was at The Cross that judgement was exacted for the Sin of all mankind; for the wages of sin is death! (Ref. Romans 6:23) It was at The Cross where The Blood of Jesus was shed (not spilled accidentally) INTENTIONALLY! For it is written, “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” Hebrews 9:22
It was at Calvary where for the first time ever, Jesus experienced the devastating pain of separation, rejection and abandonment of His Heavenly Father! Although Jesus, The Perfect Sacrificial Lamb of God, had no sin IN Him, the sins of the entire world were ON Him demanding that The Holy Father turn away from His Only Begotten Son. Consequently, the impact of this one moment was so horrendous that Jesus cried out, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Ref. Mk. 15:34)
It was from The Cross at Calvary that Jesus, looking down at His executioners, pleaded with The Father to forgive them, “for they know not what they do.” (Ref. Luke 23:34)
It was from Calvary’s Cross that Jesus cries out with a loud Voice and DISMISSES His Spirit, “Father, into Your Hands I commend my Spirit” and GAVE UP the ghost! (Ref. Luke 23:46)
It was from The Cross at Calvary that Joseph of Arimathaea retrieves the lifeless body of Jesus, wrapped it in linen and laid it in his sepulcher before the soldiers placed a huge rock at the entrance to ensure that none of Jesus’ followers would be able to go in and steal his body, thereby giving credence to that ridiculous prophetic utterance l that somehow he’d risen from the dead! HOWEVRR, like many mere mortals still do, they failed to recognize that there behind the rock they’d rolled to block the tomb was THE ROCK OF AGES, Who voluntarily came to seal the ETERNAL Salvation of all who would entrust their lives to JESUS ALONE!
No Beloved, no man is exempt from stopping by Calvary! Without REPENTANCE THERE CAN BE NO CLEANSING; AND WITHOUT THE ATONING BLOOD OF JESUS, THERE CAN BE NO SALVATION!
It’s at Calvary where every man must come, humbly looking at himself, confessing “I am guilty of sin”; acknowledging “and I need a Savior! I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins, was buried and rose on the third day. I believe that He ascended back to Heaven and is now seated at The Right Hand of The Father, ALIVE 4EVER MORE, interceding on behalf of ANY who will accept His Atoning Grace and receive Mercy! #DIDJAHEARDAT?
“Thus it is written and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name amongst all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47
PRECIOUS ONE, I BESEECH YOU, DON’T TRY 2 SKIP CALVARY! TRUST2KNO, NO CROSS, NO CROWN!
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GOOD MORNING FAM! GOTTA MOMENT? AAAWWWEEEMAAZING?
Thank you for joining us once again in our Weekly Thursdays’ Corporate Prayer and Fasting! We’re grateful to Jesus, Our Lord and King, for every opportunity to come before His Throne, casting our cares at His Feet, recognizing that He’s willing and able to perfect everything that concerns us and to pour His Grace and Mercy upon our souls, freeing us from fear, doubt and anxiety, enabling us to live peacefully even in the midst of trying times! Let’s enter into His Presence with praiz…
WHEN I COME INTO HIS PRESENCE, I HUMBLE MYSELF! LIFT UP BOTH MY HANDS, AND I BEGIN TO WORSHIP HIM! I WORSHIP HIM, FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME; REDEEMED AND SET ME FREE! AND BECAUSE, JUS BCUZ…HE IS LORD! LET’S PRAY…
ABBA FATHER, Who dwells above the heavens and earth, once again we come humbly before You hallowing Your Holy Name, acknowledging, there is NONE LIKE YOU! Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God and Your judgments are like the great deep! We are eternally grateful to be called The Children of The Most High God! While we’ve done absolutely nothing to earn such honor and privilege, we bow before You, thanking You for the gift of one more day to embrace Life, Health, Peace and Joy that’s found thru our personal relationship with The Creator, Sustainer and Satisfier of every living creation.
Sweet Holy Spirit, embolden by Your Strength in the liberty that’s made available through The Precious Blood of Jesus, Our Savior and Lord, trusting wholly that while we are unable to know what is awaiting us today, we know that everything that pertains to life and godliness has already been prepared for this day, even as was provided for The Israelites as they journey through the wilderness! Therefore, we bless You, Our Good Shepherd for supplying our every need, according to Your Riches in Glory!
Precious Father, we thank You for Your Compassionate Care that allows You to look beyond the flawed, frail and fickle flesh suits that causes us to say, think and do those things which are not pleasing in Your sight and yet show us Gracious Mercy! Thank You for Promising that if we would acknowledge our sin and repent from a pure heart, You are Faithful to forgive us , cast our sin in the sea of forgetfulness, wash us in The Blood of Jesus and restore us back into right standing with You!
Sweet Holy Spirit, because no man can come to You except You draw him, we lift our brothers and sisters who do not know You in the pardon of their sin, asking that You break up the fallow ground of their self-willed hearts and rebellious minds, quicken The Spirit of Righteousness and Truth that provokes them to surrender their lives completely over to You today, and by faith confess that Jesus is The Son of God, the ONLY ACCEPTABLE SACRAFICE FOR SIN, RECEIVE HIS ATONING BLOOD AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO THE ETERNAL KINGDOM OF GOD!
Lord Jesus, because You came not to condemn but to convict and restore us, we lift up the backsliders who have been lured outside of The Ark of Covenant Grace,; touch their hearts and minds, flood their souls with a Spirit of Godly repentance that draws them back into Your Loving Arms! Assure them that You are ready, willing and able to reconcile them back into Your Family. Direct their steps to a local Church where they will be embraced with lovingkindness, nurtured and strengthened through Your Word that they may live out the rest of their lives as beacons of Light glorifying Your Power, Mercy and Grace that encourages those that they encounter to ask, “What must I do to be saved?” In Jesus Name we pray, AMEN 3X!
Precious Omniscient, Omnipotent Lord, You know everything that’s happening in the earth at this very moment, and how we struggle to walk by faith and not by sight, yet sometimes, our hearts and minds are overwhelmed with so much fear, doubt, anxiety and uncertainty that we lose or focus! Lord, You also know, that even before our lives were invaded by the COVID 19 Pandemic wreaking pain, suffering, death and destruction, many of us were already distraught by the devastating effects of a worldly society steeped in the stench of swampy lawlessness, blatant immorality and corruption in high places, systemic racism, hatred, bigotry and malicious injustices! NEVERTHELESS, knowing nothing else to do, we cry out to You for MERCY AND HELP to endure the things that are going on around us!
Lord, while You never promised us trial-free lives in this earth and even warned us of things to come, TRUTHBTOLD, many of us never expected that we’d live to see the kinds of challenges we’re facing in these last and evil day! We pray that You will fill our hearts with confident hope-filled expectation, trusting that You are a Very Present Help in trouble and that while weeping may endure for a night, Joy shall come in the morning!
Precious Lord, recognizing that You never intended us to meander through this life alone but to live solely relying and dependent upon You, trusting that ‘though we walk through the valley of the shadows of death, we fear no evil, for Thou are with us! You have sworn by GODSELF, TO NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE US! We ‘re fully persuaded and assured that You, YET RULE AND REIGN OVER THE AFFAIRS OF MANKIND, YOU SHALL NEVER RELINQUISH YOUR POSITION, POWER, CONTROL or PURPOSE to THE WILL OF ANY MERE MORTAL MAN!
Abba Father, while we’re careful to lift up before You, those who are shut-in, hospitalized, incarcerated, going through chemotherapy and radiation, dialysis treatments and those awaiting organ transplants, we ask that You remember those who are stricken with grief, mourning the loss of family and friends; remember those whose lives are being tormented by fear, failure, adultery, rebellious children, unemployment, poverty, unbelief, unforgiveness, doubt, anxiety, stress, mental disorders, hopelessness, shame, guilt, suicide, disappointment, rejection, ungodly soul ties and perverted sexual orientations!
Shield the 1st Responders, the Essential Workers, Silent Sufferers, the marginalized, the downcast, outcasts, the frustrated and distressed, the depressed/oppressed, the betrayed, abandoned, lonely and those enslaved by all manner of addictions! We pray that despite of what it looks like, at Your Command, every stronghold that the adversary has planned to use against us is uprooted and demolished NOW In Jesus Name! WE PULL DOWN AND REBUKE EVERY TORMENTING SPIRIT OF PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL SICKNESS AND DIS-EASE, NOW! WE DECREE AND DECLARE THAT THE POWER OF GOD’S LOVE IS TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF YOUR PEOPLE ALL OVER THIS WORLD!
WE THANK YOU HOLY FATHER THAT YOU HAVE NOT LEFT US TO STRUGGLE BY OURSELVES AND THAT OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SEATED AT YOUR RIGHT HAND, IS EMPATHETIC TO THE REALITIES AND FEELINGS OF OUR INFIRMITIES AND HAS BEEN CONSECRATED TO INTERCEDE ON OUR BEHALF, AS A LIVING WITNESS TO YOUR SOVEREIGN POWER OVER DEATH AND LIFE!
Abba Father, as we near the closing of our prayers, WE COMMAND PEACE BE STILL, WE RELEASE DIVINE HEALTH, PROSPERITY AND INCREASE INTO THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO CONFESS THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AS LORD! WE SPEAK RESTORATION OF MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS! WE SPEAK DELIVERANCE FROM EVERY ADDICTION THAT WOULD DETOUR GOD’S BELOVED FROM THEIR APPOINTED DESTINY! WE SILENCE EVERY ACCUSER AND FALSE WITNESS WHO PLOTS AGAINST THE CHILDREN OF GOD!
We pray that You manifest Yourself to the ungodly, bind the Spirit of divisive exclusion, selfishness and narcissistic self-aggrandizing greed, reverse the hatred and bigotry in this country and replace it with LOVE AND THE MIND OF CHRIST! WE SPEAK EXPOSURE OF EVERY SPIRIT AND EVERYONE WHO WOULD ATTEMPT TO PERPETUATE DECEPTION, LAWLESSNESS AND PERVERT TRUTH! WE DECREE AND DECLARE IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND SAFE RETURN OF ALL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICING AND EXACT DIVINE JUSTICE AND APPROPRITE PUNISHMENT UPON THOSE WHO SELFISHLY CAUSE THESE ATROCIOUS ACTIONS, IN THE MAJESTIC NAME OF JESUS!
Father as we wait for deliverance, in confidence and quietness, we’re rejoicing in hope and trusting wholly that all workers of iniquity are trembling and suddenly departing in fear, shame and defeat, because You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications and received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne of Grace and Mercy!
Finally, Abba Father, we stand in agreement with You Who hears ours prayers and forgives our transgressions, shout with everlasting joy to The One to Whom all men will come! We believe that as Your Face shines upon us, You are making Your Ways and Salvation known among all nations, for You Guide and Rule justly!
Father, we thank You NOW! In The Exalted Name of Jesus WE SAY Amen 3X and It Is So!
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And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” …Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” Nehemiah 4:14, 20
In the midst of the current chaos and drama of this ungodly world, some might be tempted to question God’s Presence and even more crucial, might be confused about His Concern! However, rest assured, nothing happens in the earth that will ever take God by surprise! Remember, it ain’t always what it looks like! God is ALWAYS UP 2 something! When it seems as if the world is falling apart, Holy Spirit reminds us that EVERYTHING IS FALLING RIGHT IN PLACE! GOD DOES HIS BEST WORK IN THE DARK! WOW!
Saints of The Living God, Holy Spirit is calling Zion to Higher ground! The spirit of intrepidation and intimidation emanating from the rulers of darkness in high places, is rampantly pursuing to annihilate the people of God’s Confidence, Peace and Joy in The Faithfulness of our Heavenly Father! But we, who have placed our personal faith, trust and hope in The Eternal Lord Jesus Christ, must remain vigilant, united in Spirit, discerning the times, armed and ready to fight rather than come down!
While there is a time for reconciliation, there is also a time for WAR! And God did not leave us empty-handed! “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
Beloved, while we do recognize that the struggle is real, howevrrr, as Children of The Most High GOD, we contend IS ANYTHING 2 HARD 4 GOD? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
As the Scriptures admonishes, let us not be weary in well-doing as if we don’t have a GOD on OUR side! Instead, as we see the darkness encroaching, we must draw closer to The Light! “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
Children, let us keep our hearts tuned, listening for The Trumpet’s sound, calling us to rally at the Altar of Prayer and covering one another! Don’t allow the delusory maneuvers of the enemy to distract you from fulfilling your God-Ordained Purpose for being! STAY FOCUSED & FAITHUL!!! Hence, Be about OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS!
TRUST2KNO, OUR GOD WILL FIGHT 4 US! SO…WATCH & PRAY BUT DON’T COME DOWN! #TRUMPDAT?
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